How The 2015 Print Commission Finalists Were Chosen

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The Print Council of Australia received more than 120 submissions for the 2015 Print Commission.  Judges, Anne Ryan, Curator Australian Art at the Art Gallery of NSW and Jude McBean, Regional Gallery Director Grafton Regional Gallery said the 2015 submissions were of a high calibre.


“It was a very difficult selection process. The entries were diverse both in approach and medium and came from across Australia and New Zealand. It was exciting to view New Zealand printmakers in depth and also to the work of young artists,” said Jude McBean.


The process to select to the ten finalists was a long and considered task.  The judges were influenced by the following attributes in their final selection:

  1. The quality of finish and resolution.
  2. The way the narrative was expressed in combination with the medium.
  3. The sheer physicality of the print – the surface of the print, the way the ink or media meets with the paper or support.
  4. And on balance, which artworks were more interesting visually and conceptually.


The ten finalists were:

BARKER Caterpillar MorningClinton Barker
Caterpillar Morning
Image size:44 x 44cm
Paper size: 58 x 56cm
Cook- highresAnnette Cook
Striated Pardalote Net
Etching, aquatint, linocut & stencil
Image size: 55 x 50cm
Paper size: 62 x 56cm
HUANG_sleep well my princessYing Huang
Sleep Well My Princess
Etching and screen print on steel
Image size: 20 x 28.5cm
Steel plate size: 20 x 28.5cm
INGHAM2mb jpegChris Ingham
Up Against It All
Image size: 33.5 x 26cm
Paper size: 63 x 59cm
MACDOUGALL_JunoPrue MacDougall
Etching and screenprint
Image size: 40.5 x 28.5cm
Paper size: 69 x 49cm
PETERSEN_MergeJenny Peterson
Intaglio and relief
Image size: 49 x 43 cm
Paper size: 70 x 56cm
POlJSKI_Building Type ABCat Poljski
Building Type AB
Etching and screenprint
Image size: 45 x 38cm
Paper size: 45 x 38cm
STONEMAN _Spinal Structure in Transformation [L2 + L3]Emma Stoneman
Spinal Structure in Transformation [L2+L3]
Archival inkjet print on cotton rag paper
Image size: 38.5 x 27cm
Paper size: 48.5 x 33cm
WARD_Purple Lost_2015_50x50cm_linocutPeter Ward
Purple Lost
Image size: 50 x 50cm
Paper size: 75 x 57cm
ZULUMOVSKIVera Zulumovski
Aspects of Facial Topography
Silkscreen and collage
Image size: 46.5 x 36.5 cm
Paper size: 67 x 54cm



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